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  • mistermuse 12:01 am on July 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: all or nothing, , , , , , liar, mad, , , , Robert Mueller, , William Barr,   


    Seeing as how July 26 is ALL OR NOTHING DAY, I realized ALL OR NOTHING is as good a subject as any to post about today. A good thing too, as the only thing that had come to mind was nothing, otherwise this post might be about something, which at this point is something I want nothing to do with, as a post about something would be worth nothing unless nothing is the something I want to post something about nothing about.

    Speaking of ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL, I subsequently came upon a dissertation by one Farouk Radwan, MSc, about all-or-nothing thinking, which may explain one way why The King of Self-Trumpeting Liars, Donald Trump, is the way he is. Unless you’re a glutton for punishment, this may be more than you want to know (and certainly more than Trump knows, or would admit if he DID know), but I can stand it if you can:

    “Narcissism is one of the causes of the all or nothing way of thinking. Being a narcissist either devalues people and considers them worthless, or thinks highly of them” [like how The Donald devalues Robert Mueller but thinks highly of his no-bargain Attorney General, William Barr?].

    Anyway — after much ado about nothing — I close with the Trump badministration’s theme song*:

    *composed in the year 1934 B.T. (Before Trump) by Cole Porter, including these oh-so-apt-today lyrics:

    The world has gone mad today
    And good’s bad today
    And black’s white today
    And day’s night today

    So ANYTHING GOES, but TRUMP STAYS? That can’t be good, or my name is Cole Porter.



    • calmkate 5:01 am on July 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      nailed it … reminds me of the Abbot and Costello argument about Who’s on third base …

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      • mistermuse 10:04 am on July 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Kate. For the benefit of those Who Do not know What You are referring to:

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        • Ashley 7:44 am on August 21, 2019 Permalink

          Brilliant! The Who , What and Why of Life! My day is complete!

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    • Rivergirl 7:48 am on July 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      And now England has their own Donald. What the hell is happening ?

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      • mistermuse 10:09 am on July 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        “THE WORLD HAS GONE MAD TODAY” indeed (MAD because a lot of people are mad, but not for the right reason).

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      • Ashley 7:48 am on August 21, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I hope you’re not refering to B.J. He’s nothing like D.T.

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        • mistermuse 12:50 pm on August 21, 2019 Permalink

          I assume you’re responding to Rivergirl’s comment. I don’t know enough about Boris Johnson to compare him to Donald Trump.

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    • scifihammy 9:14 am on July 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      hahaha You are very amusing! ūüėÄ

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      • mistermuse 10:14 am on July 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        That reminds me of this lyric (from the Noel Coward song IF LOVE WERE ALL):

        But I believe that since my life began
        The most I’ve had is just
        A talent to amuse.

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    • arekhill1 12:46 pm on July 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply

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    • America On Coffee 6:09 am on July 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Songs were so humble in lyrics and expressions. Sinatra looks good. He will always be a classic. I wonder why I would often confuse the Sinatras as Fondas and the Fondas as Sinatras? Hmmm..

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      • mistermuse 11:59 am on July 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I assume you’re referring to Frank Sinatra and Henry Fonda and their daughters Nancy and Jane. Regarding the first two. I’m ‘admirer’ of Sinatra as a singer, but fonder of Fonda as an actor. As to their daughters, I fancy Frank’s Nancy, but Jane was a pain to Henry (though they reconciled late in Henry’s life).
        Speaking of Nancy….

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    • Elizabeth 4:42 pm on July 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      The post where the man parodies Trump ala H.M.S, Pinafore was the best comeback to Trump madness I have ever seen.

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      • mistermuse 5:40 pm on July 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Absolutely agree, Elizabeth. As I replied to arekhill1 (Ricardo), who posted the comment containing that clip, it made my day. One of my readers (mirover) commented in a previous post that she is a big fan of “the man who parodies Trump” (Randy Rainbow), so I hope she ‘tunes in’ and sees the clip.

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      • literaryeyes 12:28 am on July 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I hadn’t heard of him either. His videos are spot on!

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    • moorezart 8:44 pm on July 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another.

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      • mistermuse 10:14 pm on July 27, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        mistermuse: “Thank you.”
        moorezart: “THINK NOTHING OF IT”
        mistermuse: “Hey, that’s my line!”


    • mlrover 10:56 am on July 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      This is one of Randy’s that I hadn’t seen yet. I first heard of him from a NPR interview. Randy does his own tech work, (yikes) and is nominated for an Emmy! He also tours but not close to where I live or I’d stand in line, as I did for the late Leon Redbone.

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    • mlrover 11:19 am on July 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Gilbert had such a way with lyrics and Randy makes one of the most difficult to sing into a clever version of his own. He has a wonderfully snarky way with words, like Cole Porter. One of my favor versions of What a Swell Party:


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      • mistermuse 2:50 pm on July 30, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Great clip! As a lover of language and witty words, it doesn’t get any better than Wm. S. Gilbert and Cole Porter (and let’s not forget Lorenz Hart).

        As for ANYTHING GOES (the play), my book of THE COMPLETE LYRICS OF COLE PORTER includes no less than six songs that became standards or semi-standards: I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU, ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, THERE’LL ALWAYS BE A LADY FAIR, YOU’RE THE TOP, BLOW GABRIEL BLOW, and, of course, ANYTHING GOES (the song).

        In the book’s introduction, it says “Porter wrote over eight hundred songs. More than half of his songs, however, have never been published.” It makes one wonder how many hidden gems repose among them.

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    • barkinginthedark 5:37 pm on August 20, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      i think a “song” must have the word “bitch” in it today. it’s a rule. continue…

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  • mistermuse 6:04 pm on December 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bully pulpit, , Christmas wish list, , lie detector, , , Presidential pardon, , Robert Mueller, , , Sean Hannity, , the Golden Rule, Tom Steyer, ,   



    December 4 is SANTA’S LIST DAY. Yours truly¬†having been a good boy this year, what better time than now¬†to¬†make out¬†my Christmas wish list and¬†tell Santa that¬†I deserve everything on it? That gives me three weeks to be¬†naughty while the old fart is busy browbeating and driving¬†his elves to peak toy¬†production before D-Day (Delivery Day) —¬†or should I say, before Delivery Night.¬†The way I see it, it’s not my fault that¬†Santa won’t have time¬†to¬†check up¬†on me¬†— he should be¬†a more¬†adept despot.

    Just kidding,of course.¬†I don’t really plan on being a bad boy from now until Christmas…. and to prove it, my list¬†will consist entirely of wishes for someone much more in need than I —¬†a child so spoiled and¬†naughty, he¬†may¬†soon be¬†locked out of his WHITE HOUSE (depending on who¬†holds the key to the outcome). The name of that over-privileged child¬†is Don-Don (known¬†as THE DONALD¬†by those¬†in awe of¬†him¬†— and who isn’t?).

    But why leave to chance the chances that my wishes for Don-Don come true?

    If not upon¬†a star, maybe¬†I could¬†wish¬†upon a STEYER:¬†Tom-Tom STEYER, the billionaire liberal activist, philanthropist, and Trump ingrate,¬†for¬†help in¬†suggesting gifts that Santa¬†(perhaps with coaxing from Mrs. Claus, who could probably use a Steyer-donated fur coat) might deliver¬†to¬†the needy¬†Don-Don.¬†But it seems¬†Tom-Tom is¬†too-too busy¬†donating¬† to causes instead of Clauses, so¬†I’m stuck doing the dirty work all by myself. Fortunately, I have a pretty good idea of¬†the toys¬†it will take to get little¬†Don-Don to¬†straighten up and fly right, see himself for who he really is, and mend his lying¬†ways:

    Here, then, is my Don-Don wish list to Santa (additional suggestions welcomed):

    1. A self-administered lie detector kit which gives $ for every truth and an electrical shock for every lie.

    2. Smelling salts and a first aid kit to recover from daily attempts (which Don-Don can never resist) to sneak lies past #1.

    3. A game of Trump Monopoly, which is just like regular Monopoly except: only Don-Don and family can play, there are numerous GO-TO-JAIL spaces, and there are no GET-OUT-OF-JAIL-FREE cards. 

    4. A bully pulpit, complete with a bully who calls¬†Don-Don a “loser” whenever something doesn’t go¬†Don-Don’s way.

    5. Don-Don finds Jesus on Fox News, has a revelation that he’s supposed to do unto others as he would have them do unto him,¬†takes the Golden Rule to heart, astounds the world, and gives¬†Sean Hannity a heart attack.

    6. A new law permitting any President named Trump to be above the law (but only with the approval of any Special Counsel named Mueller).

    7. A Presidential pardon for himself, enough enablers to keep him in office two more years, and a country gone to moral indifference and re-electing him in 2020. Hey, how did that wish slip in here? Could it be written in the stars?


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